• On Mar 2, 2019
    Carl from MN Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    I hear rumors that Rafiki's Planet watch at Animal Kingdom will be permanently closed. Is it true the Affection Section, Conservation station. and Wildlife Express Train are permanently closed or will they re-open again sometime in the future?

    Hi Carl!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom is such an incredible theme park that perfectly combines entertainment with conservation and animal education. I have many fond memories of riding the Wildlife Express Train to enjoy Conservation Station and the Affection Section with my kids. It was a great opportunity for my little ones to learn about animal care and veterinary medicine and for them to interact with animals like goats, sheep and more. Unfortunately, the Wildlife Express Train, Conservation Station, Rafiki's Planet Watch and Affection Section are currently closed. However, the mission of conservation and education continues in Disney's Animal Kingdom, so I recommend that you keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for announcements about new experiences you can enjoy during your vacation.

    If you are interested in learning more about the animals at Disney's Animal Kingdom during your trip, I recommend that you consider booking the Up Close with Rhinos tour. My family took this tour in November and it was an incredible experience! You are able to learn from the Cast Members who care for Disney's Animal Kingdom's white rhinos, who will teach you all about these incredible animals! We loved hearing all about each rhino's unique personalities and learning about how they are cared for at the theme park.

    T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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